Category: CARRIERS

New Verizon cellsite near Glendale & Industrial active

Filed under: New Cell Site Active,Verizon Wireless - Feb 02 2013

cell site - Glendale & IndustrialVerizon Wireless recently activated a new cell site near the intersection of Glendale Avenue and Industrial Way in Sparks. The new cell site has antennas co-located on a pre-existing monopole with Nextel and Sprint.

AT&T launches LTE, T-Mobile launches faster data network in Reno area

Filed under: at&t,New Cell Site Active,Wireless data - Dec 14 2012

Reports on our Twitter feed indicate that AT&T launched its LTE high-speed data network this week in most areas of Reno, with download speeds reported up to 57 Mbps. The Reno Gazette-Journal also reports that T-Mobile has launched enhanced coverage and speeds to its data network.

See the RGJ article for more details.

New Verizon Cell site in Sun Valley

Filed under: New Cell Site Active,Verizon Wireless - Jul 23 2012

Verizon Wireless recently completed a new cell site in Sun Valley, located at the “Sun Valley” clock tower at Sun Valley Blvd. and E Gepford Pkwy. The tower was previously occupied only by Sprint. Verizon added antennas below Sprint’s.

New Verizon Wireless cell site at Reed High School football field

Filed under: New Cell Site Active,Verizon Wireless - Jul 18 2012

Verizon Wireless recently completed a new cell site in Sparks at Reed High School’s football field, located next to Sparks Blvd. near Baring Blvd.

New Verizon Cell Site on University of Nevada, Reno campus

Filed under: New Cell Site Active,Verizon Wireless - Apr 19 2012

Verizon Wireless has recently installed a new cell site on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The cell site is located atop the William J. Raggio / College of Education Building.

Verizon Wireless University of Nevada, Reno cell site - William J. Raggio Building

Nextel’s Reno area cell sites to start shutting down in late April 2012

Filed under: Nextel - Feb 07 2012

According to a new web site and map that shows the location and activity of Nextel cell sites, work in the Reno area will begin in late April 2012 to begin shutting down cell sites. According to Sprint its Nextel/iDEN cell sites are expected to be be phased out in 2013.

Reno area Nextel cell site map 2012

AT&T adds new cell site in east Sparks

Filed under: at&t,New Cell Site Active - Jan 03 2012

AT&T recently added a new cell site near the intersection of Vista Boulevard and Interstate 80 in east Sparks. Since the nearest T-Mobile cell site covering this area is over 2 miles away, it was previously reported that this cell site was a T-Mobile site.¬†However it has now been discovered that it is an AT&T site – just 6/10 of a mile southeast of another AT&T cell site also in Sparks’ industrial area.

 

Verizon Wireless adds new cell site in south Reno

Filed under: New Cell Site Active,Verizon Wireless - Dec 29 2011

Verizon Wireless recently added a new cell site behind Wal-Mart on Damonte Ranch Parkway in south Reno. The site is co-located on a monopole with antennas for T-Mobile, Sprint, Cricket, Clearwire and AT&T Wireless.

Verizon Wireless turns on new cell site at Washoe Tennis Center in southwest Reno

Filed under: CARRIERS,New Cell Site Active,Verizon Wireless - Jan 31 2011

Verizon Wireless has turned on a new cell site at the Washoe Tennis Center near Moana Lane and Plumas Street with the tower disguised as a pine tree.

RGJ.com: Wireless carriers tell Reno 4G roll-out schedule

The Reno Gazette-Journal posted an article recently that lists the current roll-out schedule for the wireless carrier’s 4th generation data network in the Reno area. Bottom line: T-Mobile’s is already active, the other 3 major carriers had no specific timetable.

Timetable updated July 2013:

T-Mobile: Now
AT&T: By 2013, but nothing more specific – Launched LTE December 2012
Verizon: No estimated date – Launched LTE September 2011
Sprint: No estimated date Washoe County – Expected to launch LTE July 2013

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